The endowed professors in the Des Lee Collaborative Vision are quite unique.
Connecting to traditional teaching, research and scholarly obligations, professors in the Collaborative Vision are equally devoted to engagement in community outreach and development in relation to their fields of study. Professors partner with each other and with one or more of the many community agencies in the St. Louis region and beyond. They pay special attention to the educational needs of underserved populations via creative processes, enhanced collaborations, shared best practices and a mindset that everyone deserves a challenging and fresh approach to obtaining a quality education.
"It (the Collaborative) was designed to get people talking, to cooperate. Initially, people wanted to protect their turf, their own work, their own institutions. But we’ve made a change in the way they’ve worked and talked to one another. Linking the private universities with the public has been good. It’s wholesome and healthy, and it’s working."
~E. Desmond Lee
Current Des Lee Collaborative Vision Endowed Professors
Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Sanford N. McDonnell Endowed Professor of Character Education
Melinda (Mindy) C. Bier Ph.D.
Teresa M. Fischer Endowed Professor for Citizenship Education
Carmon Colangelo, MFA
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Collaboration in the Arts at Washington University
Michael Cosmopoulos, Ph.D.
The Hellenic Government-Karakas Family Foundation Endowed Professor in Greek Studies
Hung-Gay Fung, Ph.D.
Dr. Y. S. Tsiang Endowed Professor in Chinese Studies
James Gilsinan, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Collaborative Regional Education at Saint Louis University
Lara Kelland, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Museum Studies and Community History
William Kyle, Jr., Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Science Education
Bruce Lindsey, MFA
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Community Collaboration at Washington University
Laura Miller, Ph.D.
Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor in Japanese Studies
Janet Murray, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor for Developing Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs in International Business
Rebecca Rogers, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Tutorial Education
Vetta Sanders-Thompson, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Racial & Ethnic Diversity at Washington University
Michael V. Smith, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee and Family Fund Endowed Professor in Music Education
Chris Sullivan, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Youth Crime and Violence
Todd Swanstrom, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
Eamonn Wall, Ph. D.
Smurfit-Stone Corporation Endowed Professor in Irish Studies
Open Des Lee Collaborative Vision Endowed Professorships
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in African/African American Studies
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Art Education
Aronson Endowed Professor in Modern & Contemporary Art History
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Botanical Studies
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Contemporary Art
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Education for Children with Disabilities in connection with Variety, the Children’s Charity of Greater St. Louis
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship at Washington University
Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professorsh in Community College Teaching, Administration and Leadership Academy
Hubert C. Moog Endowed Professor at the College of Nursing
Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor in Oncology Nursing in connection with the Siteman Cancer Center
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Science Education (II)
Emerson Electric Company Endowed Professor in Technology and Learning
(Unless otherwise noted, professorships are at the University of Missouri- St. Louis.)